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. let's bring you up to speed. it's the option that many did not see coming. president obama telling the world that a military strike on syria will not happen unless congress gives its s approval >> after careful deliberation i have decided that the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets. this would not be an open-ended intervention. we would not put boots on the ground. instead, our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope. that's why i've made a second decision, i will seek authorization for the use of force from the american peoples representatives in congress. for the last several days we've heard from members of congress who want their voices to be heard. i absolutely agree. >> and for the last several minutes we've been hearing more from members of congress, senators john mccain and lindsey graham, republicans released a joint statement saying while they do believe that syria's president bashar al-assad does need to be punished, they, quote, can not in good conscience support isolated military strikes in syria that are not
of louisiana republicans are pointing the finger at, wait for it, president obama. >>> and, 32 days, 18 accusers and one very pitiful fall from office. san diego mayor bob filner strikes a deal. "newsroom" is back after a break. ♪ ♪ he's a 20-year-straight, get to work on time ♪ ♪ ♪ he's loved one woman for all his life ♪ ♪ ♪ everybody knows he ain't just tough ♪ ♪ he's strong [ male announcer ] the all-new 2014 chevy silverado. strong for all the roads ahead. [ male announcer ] a family that vacations together, sunscreens together. find a hilton everywhere you want to go with rates as low as $109 per night. book now at hilton.com/getaway. . it is clear this morning that hannah anderson does not want to be seen as a victim. the teenager kidnapped by a family friend who murdered her mother and brother decided to go public on nbc's "today" show anderson said she's not a victim, she's a survivor and talked publicly about ethan and her mom for the very first time. >> he had a really big heart and she was strong hearted and very tough. she knew how to handle things. >> ha
the world to our special coverage this hour of the crisis in syria. president obama's about to make a major statement when it comes to syria. we expect him to be in the white house rose garden. there you see live picture frs the rose garden in about 15 minutes or so. we're told the statement will not necessarily suggest an imminent u.s. military strike, but rather an update about his decisions on how to proceed in syria. he's been meeting all morning with his top national security advisers at the white house. all this came earlier in the day, the signals were clearly there, even yesterday, officials started arriving at the white house today to go in the situation room, including the vice president, the secretary of defense, chuck hagel, the secretary of state, john kerry. the national security adviser to the president. the top military commanders as well. they've been meeting in the white house. there you see general martin dempsey. the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. there's a tense calm that has fallen across syria as a possible u.s. military strike looms. bill neily has been in th
you, nice it see you guys. happening now in "newsroom." president obama sitting on jay leno's couch for 45 minutes talking about terror, lunch with hillary, the olympics and trayvon martin. >> there are some things that we can do to foster better understanding and to make sure that we don't have laws in place that encourage the kind of violent encounter. >>> plus, an emotional plea and a massive manhunt. a father and a personal message to his kidnapped daughter. >> hannah, we all love you very much. if you have a chance, you take it. you run. you'll be found. >>> also, help wanted. hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of jobs coming to tennessee. the best business story you will hear all day. >>> plus, this -- >> my father spent three years restoring this car. it is his love. it is his passion. >> it's his fault he didn't lock the garage. >> for sale. the house that made it famous from "ferris bueller's day off" on the market. "newsroom" starts right now. >>> good morning from new york, i'm anna coren sitting in for carol costello. president obama makes a return appearance
. is it fair to say that president obama is not going to recall congress to seek some type of similar measure before proceeding? >> first of all, i don't want to engage in speculation about a course of action that's not been decided upon. when the president has an announcement to make, he'll make it. as this process is undertaken, we're consulting directly with house and senate leaders in congress. we're consulting with the leadership of relevant committees and other members who have a keen interest in this manner. i think you've seen that documents by some members who have spoken to it. that process will continue. we think it's important that the consultation process take place in a matter like this at such gravity. we're also as we have made clear engaging with our international partners as a substantial list of communications that the secretary of state has had and the president has had consultations with canadian prime minister harper today and in recent days with british prime minister. i would anticipate the president will continue to make calls to his counterparts throughout the week.
. let me emphasize president obama, we in the united states, we believe in the united nations. we have great respect for the brave inspectors who endure regime, gunfire and strouxs to their investigation. as the secretary general has said again and again, the u.n. investigation will not affirm who used these chemical weapons. that's not the mandate for the u.n. investigation. they will only affirm whether such weapons were used. by the definition of their own mandate, the u.n. can't tell us anything we haven't shared with you this afternoon or that we don't already flknow. because of the guaranteed russian obstructionism, the u.n. cannot galvanize the world to act as it should. let me be clear. we'll continue talking to the congress, talking to our allies and most importantly talking to the american people. president obama will ensure that the united states of america makes our own decisions on our own time lines based on our own values and our interests. we know that after a decade of conflict the american people are tired of war. believe me, i am too. fatigue does not absolve us of o
of it and whether there is any end in sight, next. >>> we understand that just about now president obama is making some comments on the situation in egypt. the president has not commented on the bloody and violent situation that is happening in that country right now. dan lothian is live at the white house to tell us more. he's on martha's vineyard, that's where the president is because he's on vacation. dan, everybody has been waiting for the president to come out and say something about egypt and they're all wondering one thing. will the president finally say that what's happened in egypt was a coup? >> well, you know, it's unclear whether the president will go that far. the white house is saying a determination was made that it should not be called a coup in the interest of the united states. but as you pointed out, he will be hearing from the president for the first time on this issue. the white house saying that the president will make a statement to the pool cameras at 10:15. now, that will be tape, it will not be live. a few minutes after that before we get a chance to see that videotape to
. bye. "newsroom" starts now. >>> happening now in "newsroom" abandoning obama and the solo strike. >> for the president to act without authorization. >> a coalition crumbles and allies ditch america. >> the president is going to have to make his case. >> i do believe we have to do something. >> will the u.s. go it alone? >>> also, od'ing on tylenol? 80,000 americans sent to the e.r. each year. ahead what the company is doing about it. >>> plus, settled. >> i think it's a good day for thousands of football players who are dealing with different afflictions. >> 700 million plus dollars. compensation for concussions. >> they're almost certainly going to be able to eliminate any future lawsuit. >>> and you can have your pot and smoke it, too. the feds will now let states decide on pot. >> i love seattle, washington, rocks. >> colorado, washington. >> they call it wake and bake. some wake up every morning. ♪ light up. you're live in the cnn "newsroom." >>> more on the doj pot decision a little later. good morning to you, i'm carol costello. first up, syria. president obama reaches ou
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hagel told the bbc that the u.s. is ready to go. if president obama orders an attack on syria. >> well, as i said, and i think prime minister cameron has said, i think president oulan, our allies, partners, leaders all over the world have said, let's get the facts, let's get the intelligence and then a decision will be made on whether action should be taken, if action should be taken, what action on no action. >> but if they were to come, you're ready to go? >> we're ready to go like that. >> much of the speculation over syria's use of chemical weapons as secretary of state john kerry took the podium at the state department. kerry said he has little doubt that the man he himself sat down with for a meeting in 2009 is responsible for the, quote, indiscriminate slaughter of civilians. >> what we saw in syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. it defies any code of morality. let me be clear, the indiscriminate slaughter of children, killing of women and children, and killing by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. by any standard it is inexcusable and despite the excuse
. members of congress, even natural allies of president obama have been demanding coordination. tonight 6:00 p.m. this evening secretaries of state and defense and others will hold a conference call with president obama and other key committee heads to discuss the nation's posture on syria. what's interesting is that lawmakers are not here. they are still back in their states, in their districts on congressional recess. since they're all over the country, some will be on their cell phones. it is not going to be a secure line. meaning it can't be classified. it's going to be an unclassified conversation. one source who's going to be on the call who i talked to kind of rolled his eyes and said this means there's only so much they can really tell us about their plans. as you said, look, there's a big debate about whether the president needs congress's authorization legally. but politically, there's certainly a feeling among lawmakers in both parties that he's taking congress for granted. and it just would be in his best interest to get more members of congress on board. because they are incl
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the rift with russia. why president obama is pulling the plug on his one on one with vladimir putin. i'm brooke baldwin. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> after usher's son nearly drowns, the singer's ex wants a court to step in. >>> allegations of torture, abuse and murder at a reform school. bodies of boys never found. but florida is making a dramatic move to change that. >> let's take all of these boys, white boys, black boys, join them together. >>> plus, did a dad make the right move in addressing his daughter's suspected kidnapper? >> if you have a chance, you take it. you run. >>> and a college professor's deep, dark secret revealed. years ago he murdered his entire family. and today the mayor wants him gone. but the school and students, well -- >> he's very intelligent. he's almost a genius. >>> thank you so much for starting your hour with me. i'm brooke baldwin. take that, putin. no summit. barack obama is backing out of that big meeting planned for moscow, marking a new hard line from the white house. he's likening russia's leader
a disaster area. >>> arizona's governor and two senators are upset with the obama administration after the federal government denied aid toronado that fire that killed 19 elite firefighters in that state back in june. fema says the state's request toronado assistance was denied because of insurance rules. fema said not enough uninsured private people were victims to warrant a payout. >>> singer edie gourmet has died. she had a huge hit on "blame it on the bosonova" and had a lot of hit tunes. ♪ >> gorme was a fixture in nightclubs and on television in the '60s and '70s as a solo and duet with her husband, steve lawrence. he called her one of the greatest pop singers of all time. eydie gorme was 84. >>> president obama on vacation, but the issues dogging him have followed him to his retreat on martha's vineyard, including the nsa surveillance program. here's what he said about nsa leaker ed snowden before obama left toronado his vacation. >> i don't think mr. snowden was patriot. mr. snowden has been charged with three felonies. if he believes what he did was write, he can come as an
. >>> happening now in "newsroom" crisis in syria. president obama steadfast. >> the syrian government, in fact, carried these out. there needs to be international consequences. >> as the drums of war grow louder meeting criticism. >> i don't want to see boots on the ground or us mired in a conflict. >> ahead a former weapons inspector joins us. >>> also, fast food fiasco. >> my name is pamela powell i make $9 an hour. >> pay in priorities. a nationwide strike happening now. >>> plus, made in america -- >> this car is amazing. >> the best story of the day. the ford fusion now completely made in detroit. >> out with the old, in with the ford. >>> you're live in the cnn "newsroom." >>> and we're happy for detroit. we'll talk about that in a minute. good morning, i'm carol costello. we begin in syria, washington and its allies are facing growing concerns at home and abroad. so, today, the focus shifts to building a consensus. here's the latest. president obama is reportedly bending to the demands of lawmakers and will consult with congress. senator john cornyn will hold a conference call today to
learned that president obama will announce new measures aimed at restoring public trust in government surveillance programs. he's set to hold a formal news conference in less than an hour there in the east room of the white house. our chief white house correspondent, jessica yellin, is joining me. she broke news of the changes to the spying regime. here he is, wolf blitzer, joins us from washington as well. jess, let me just begin with you and your news from this administration source. what should we be hearing from the president when it comes to this surveillance program? >> reporter: brooke, in less than an hour now, he's going to lay out more detail that as i understand it, is intended to help with transparency in the program. help the general public feel that they have a better understanding about how the programs work and why they do what they do. why the leaks we've gotten from edward snowden, what kind of system they fit into. beyond that, there'll be more detail when he speaks. i think we'll have a lot more detail coming out later today. you know, this has been a topic of very
with that lynching scene and ending with, you know, walking into obama's office, look at what has happened. look what has happened in the span of one man's lifetime. >> the circular motion of things trying to work itself out and now it's moving in and we're looking at trayvon and oscar grant and looking at all these situations and realizing we have to move ourselves forward in this chain. to achieve our policy or what we said we were going to do. >> i mean there are multiple trayvon martins whose names never make the newspapers or the headlines. the circumstances surrounding that allowed it to be, but there were multiple emmett tills and multiple lynchings. >> whose names are not remembered. >> whose names are not remembered and often not reported. >> it's interesting to me, though, how people from different backgrounds see this and i talked to a juror on the trayvon martin case who clearly did not understand or did not feel linked to trayvon martin. felt connected to george zimmerman in a way, but not to trayvon martin. and i wonder if she felt race was not a part of this case at all. i'm just wonde
between samsung and apple but in a rare last-minute move the obama administration overturned this decision. alison kosik is live in new york with the latest on this. alison, this applies to products that are on the at&t network, right? >> exactly. the at&t network. what is interesting in this whole story is that the unlikely savior in this was u.s. trade representative ambassador michael froman and came one day before the ban would have gone into effect. the u.s. trade representative says the technology at issue is used so much that banning it would be a big disruption to the economy. so, now it means the older iphones and ipads will stay on sho store shelves. these older iphones and other gadgets, they've been selling really well because they're cheaper. samsung, of course, coming out and saying it was disappointed by the decision. brianna? >> the other thing, alison, we don't really hear. this is extraordinary that the white house got involved here. i cover the white house and i don't remember this happening during the obama administration. how rare is this? >> that's a good question. it
of that attack on the u.s. in benghazi. the obama administration at the time criticized for not responding strongly enough to the threat. this time, officials say they are acting out of what they call an abundance of caution, but there is some direct effect out of what is happening. the pentagon approved a marine team for the area. roughly 1,500 marines on ships in the red sea. around 500 marines split between italy and spain. you see that surround the region we've been talking about. they are posted there full time to respond if something happens in the area. >> thank you. so, this travel alert will impact americans all over the world for the next month. nick is live at hartsfield jackson airport, the busiest in the world. what are passengers telling you? >> dmesically, it's business as usual. those flying out this weekend will not expect delays. they are not going to be expe expecting long lines either. this is business as usual. internationally, there may be something going on. it's not going to be visible either. security, the state department says, will not change or we won't notice a
and jokes during president obama's appearance on late night television. he discussed the ongoing terror threat that prompted the u.s. to close 19 embassies this week. he was asked how significant the threat is. >> it's significant enough that we're taking every precaution. we had already done a lot to bolster embassy security around the world but especially in the middle east, north africa where the threats tend to be highest. when ever we see a threat stream that we think is specific enough that we can take some specific precautions within a certain time frame then we do so. >> russia was another hot topic for the president on the tonight show. here is what he said about russia's stance on gay rights ahead of the winter olympics next year. >> i think putin and russia have a big stake in making the olympics work. i think they understand for most of the country's to participate we wouldn't tolerate gays and lesbians being treated differently. they are athletes. they are there to compete. if russia wants to uphold the olympic spirit then every judgment should be made on the track or in th
weapons attack which president obama blames squarely on the syrian government? jill dougherty is standing by at the white house and, jill, i want to ask you a couple questions here. first of all, we heard from the president. he says no doubt the assad regime used chemical weapons on its own people here. he will be briefing members of congress later in the evening. what do we expect to hear from the president today? >> well, we may not hear anything specifically publicly. this, they have presented at least they have this intelligence estimate, this i should say intelligence report that musters whatever evidence they have that the regime as they would argue did use chemical weapons. they're presenting that to the members of congress. this would be presumably a classified report, and then it is unclassified for the public, and we have been promised that will come out this week. so today is thursday. one more day after this. then they have to decide what to do. suzanne, that's where it gets more complicated because every minute they have to be -- if there is to be a military response, they ha
-paying jobs. >> the white house with the new numbers, obama and middle america. from coast to coast as fast food workers march for fairer wages, the country looks for work and a pay check it can live on. >>> also, anthony weiner, aka, carlos danger. >> i'm going to leave this to the people of new york to decide. period, end of conversation. >> a major endorsement over night. here's a hint. >> the rent is too high. >> remember that guy? >> one more time. >>> plus, major league baseball said friday it will announce which players it is penalizing for steroid use. so far the rumor is, all of them. >>> speed ball, steroids, the boys of summer and the big waiting game for the rest of us. >>> and i'm not a crook. >> everything about that trip was televised. i mean, it was a production from start to finish. >>> nixon, a fantastic new flick and it's only on cnn. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning, thank you so much for being with me, i'm carol costello. and happy, happy friday. we start this out with a snapshot of one of the most important numbers in our nation. how many people have a job and h
and north africa. that is what prompted that move by the obama administration to close the embassies and then just today to issue the worldwide travel alert. i spoke with a u.s. official who called this threat both credible and serious saying that it could be directed at diplomatic posts but could go beyond that. hence today you see the worldwide travel alert for any americans traveling abroad. my colleague barbara starr has been told they are looking specifically at a potential threat to the u.s. embassy in yemen between the days of august 3rd through the 6th. also they are specifically looking at august 4th. on this year that has become a particularly special and important day in the islamic calendar as it relates to ramadan. >> why do they have affiliates going after america? what's the hallmark that al qaeda could be behind the threats? >> they have shown the desire and ability to go after u.s. targets abroad. they were behind the plot that the cia thwarted a year ago. they're also believed to be behind those cargo packages that were shipped to chicago synagogues with exemployees
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obama mask stuck a broom up his backside as the announce joked. republican lieutenant governor peter kinder called for those responsible to be held accountable. it is not clear if any action will be taken against the rodeo clowns. >>> in money news, apple users may have another reason to get excited. according to reports apple plans to now the newest addition to the iphone in september. apple has not released an official statement. but iphone users are buzzing online that a new iphone could come at a lower cost with an improved camera and fingerprint sensor abilities. keep your eyes open tonight, a celestial fireworks show known as the perseid meteor shower is expected to hit its peak. the immediate your shower occurs every august when the earth passes through the dust of a comet's tail. the best time to view the shower is between midnight and 5:00 a.m. eastern time. >>> there's a new kick in the murder investigation of ---there's a newly revealed focus on hernandez's fiance, specifically whether she hid the murder weapon. excuse san candiotti has been covering this case. >> yes, the
putin spoke to president obama and told him this was happening today. we don't know that yet, we don't have that information yet. but not a surprise to u.s. officials. the question now, where does the u.s. relationship go with the russians? will there still be that close cooperation on key areas like counterterrorism and that's what is really potentially at stake here. the president has to decide what he wants to do. the u.s. and the russians cooperating on the boston marathon bombing and looking to cooperate on the -- >> barbara, i'm sorry, i have to interrupt you. we have to go back to that cleveland courtroom. ariel castro apologizing for his crimes against these three women. let's listen. >> ohio law with respect to sentencing, frankly, concerning the scope and nature of the charges and the victims involved. i don't know if this could have been any more -- the remainder of sentencing hearing will be any different. the parties have met and talk would the court and i have what will be committed and i think the state's concern is that in light of the nature of the sentence, anything
. the obama administration was severely criticized for not responding strongly to the threat. this time officials are using this phrase. they say they're acting out of an abundance of caution. here's something we do know that affects benghazi. basically there are roughly 1500 marines on ships in the red sea, 500 marines split between italy and spain. they are posted there full-time for the sole purpose of responding if there is an attack in the area. these are marines who could go in the event that these threats turned into actual attacks and be there quicker than they were able to be there at this time last year. >> emily, thanks so much in washington. >>> a travel alert coming out of this really could impact americans for the next month or so. now we go to nick valencia a at atlanta's hart field -- hartsfield-jackson airport. >> lines shouldn't be longer, no more delays because of this travel alert, though the state department does say we should not see any visible changes in security due to this travel warning. i spoke to passengers. we got some mixed reaction. while some were comple
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